Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 22,432
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1855 D $5 MS obverse 1855 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1855-D is the fifth rarest Dahlonega half eagle in higher grades. Of the 125-150 pieces known only two dozen or so grade AU while another four or five exist in Uncirculated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/3/2019

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1855 D $5 MS
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Base $ 1200 1430 1600 2450 3250 4250 4500 6250 7000 14500 19800 25500 44500 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 81
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1855 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--2-51169121515-3111------81
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Total--2-51169121515-3111------81
 --2 %-6 %14 %7 %11 %15 %19 %19 %-4 %1 %1 %1 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/21/1996 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 0817, 817/Lot# 854 $580.25
8/2/1997 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 7667 $1,265.00
1/8/1999 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 7898 $7,762.50
5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 899 $5,463.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3859 $2,070.00
5/26/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/26/2013, 76/Lot# 117851 $825.00
1/20/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 20 - 21 World and Ancient Coins Non Floor Session Auction - Dallas Session(1), 3031/Lot# 27504 $1,292.50
9/7/2016 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4665 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 $5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18951985217423452770331735183722394843194823686672768038981210296000000
19252048223124872952338435863797407244875504700375308629997310296000000
00000035863797407244875504700375308629997310296000000
000000365438734195465561857139778492211013510296000000
1855 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1799188620682197265729603183354537124217459160076794748791979957104571107211713123821332714325
1828194721112350275830343304360138804342506362697025805794501012410662112861193612697136600
000000330436013880434250636269702580579450101241066211286119361269700
000000342436564049446655356532725686279704102901086711499121591301200
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6794
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 5515
Owner: Longstreet Collection
 
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